UK International Climate Finance Steps Up Its Contributions

Three UK government departments have published results achieved by the UK’s International Climate Finance (ICF). Between 2012 and 2019, ICF programmes from the UK have impacted 57 million people, including improving the access to clean energy for 26 million people with 1600 MW of capacity added. They have negated 16 million tonnes of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from £3.8 billion in public and £1.4 billion private mobilised finance. (more…)

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The Future of Carbon Pricing in the UK

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC), which advises the UK government on climate issues, has given its view on the future of carbon pricing in the UK to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Carbon pricing today mainly exists in two forms: direct carbon taxation or emissions trading. The UK uses both. However, following Brexit, UK participation in the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) is uncertain. (more…)

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Hydrogen Facility to Test Use in UK Homes

A hydrogen testing facility has been opened in Buxton, Derbyshire, to demonstrate whether hydrogen can be used in place of natural gas in millions of homes across the country. Critical safety tests will be conducted at the facility, the purpose of which is to establish that it is as safe as natural gas. The project is part of H21, a suite of gas industry projects designed to support conversion of the UK gas networks to carry 100% hydrogen. (more…)

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